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Boonton Fire Department Celebrating 125 Years of Service

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Boonton, NJ - The Boonton Fire Department is celebrating their 125th Anniversary this year! In July of 1891, the Boonton Fire Department was formed. Former Fire Chief Carl Wendt wanted to do something special for the 125th Anniversary, so he decided on a commemorative photo which would mimic one that currently hangs in the firehouse, taken almost 50-years-ago.

The photo that Wendt had in mind would feature the department's current fleet, as well as the antique fire apparatus preserved by the department and longtime Boonton Firefighter Thomas Corigliano. Another addition to the photo was having the members of the fire department and ladies auxiliary. All active members and many past members attended to be in the photo. Despite the extremely hot weather, the day was beautiful and the photo was a success.

On September 3, 2016 the Boonton Fire Department will be hosting their 125th Anniversary Parade. Anyone looking for information regarding the parade can contact

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ADAM ALBERTISenior Correspondent

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